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645am OBs for Saturday 2/25/17 Powered by Used Surfboards Hawaii Grand Open Sunday!

Light ENE trades early filling to moderate (10-20mph). Broken Clouds for Windward/ Mauka and scattered clouds for Leeward. High surf advisory for North and West facing shores...Small craft advisory for channels.

Moderate WNW, small ENE trade & tiny background SSW. Call 596-SURF (4 updates)

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North Shore:

Up and holding on the moderate 15 sec WNW. Surf is 5-7'+ for top reef sections with fairly consistent double-overhead high sets. Sunset is 5-7' occ.+ (good form), Rocky Pt. 5-7'. Pipe 5-7' (decent crowd), 4-6'+, Laniakea 5-7', Ali'i is 4-6' occ.+; clean early with light to moderate side-offshore and scattered clouds.
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West:

Up and holding on the 15 sec WNW. Makaha is 3-5' occ.+ and slightly inconsistent with good shape and decent energy. Smooth offshore early and passing clouds. Buffalo Classic finishes Sunday.
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Town:

Holding on the micro SSW. Surf is 0-1' and extremely inconsistent with knee-high sets for top breaks from Bowls to Rock Piles to Kaisers... Threes-Pops-Queens mostly flat with an occ. 1'; clean early with light to moderate offshore ENE trades and mostly cloudy.
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Diamond Head:

Holding on the tiny background SSW energy. Surf is 0-1 occ. 2' with weak/ inconsistent sets and poor-fair form. Early light to moderate side-offshore and fairly clean from Lighthouse to Right hands, Cliffs etc; clouds.
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Sandy's:

Holding on the small 8 sec ENE trade swell. Surf is 1-2' occ.+ with consistent waist to chest high sets for top reefs sections from Full Pt to 1/2. Light to moderate side-shore bump from Full Point through 1/2-point & through Middle peaks to Gas Chambers; mostly cloudy.
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East Makapu'u:

Holding on the tiny trade swell and N wrap. Surf is 1-2' occ. 3' with consistent ENE onshore chop and decent energy filling the inside shorebreak; broken clouds.
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Weather

Saturday
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Temp
min:
68°F
max: 83°F

Mostly Cloudy

Wind:
8mph E

Sunday
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Temp
min:
71°F
max: 87°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
8mph E

Monday
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Temp
min:
71°F
max: 86°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
13mph E

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
71°F
max: 83°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
13mph E

Wednesday
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Temp
min:
71°F
max: 85°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
8mph SSW

Range:
5-10mph E-NE

Range:
5-10mph E-NE
veering variable
Range:
5-7mph Light/Var
seabrez midday
Range:
5-10mph W-SW
to SW
Range:
5-10mph S-SE

North

Sunday
02/26
W-NW
Haw: 4-6
Face: 6-10
Dropping Slowly
5' 14s
Monday
02/27
NW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
Rising
6' 14s + 4' NNE
Tuesday
02/28
NW
Haw: 2-3 occ 4
Face: 3-5 occ 7
Rising
4' 11 sec + 3' 15 NW (surf 4' afternoon)
Wednesday
03/01
NW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Holding
3' 12 sec
Thursday
03/02
NW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Dropping
2' 11s
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West

Sunday
02/26
W-NW
Haw: 2-4 occ 5
Face: 3-6 occ 8
Dropping Slowly

Monday
02/27
NW
Haw: 2-4+
Face: 3-7+
Rising
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Tuesday
02/28
NW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Rising
3' 12 sec
Wednesday
03/01
NW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Holding

Thursday
03/02
NW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Dropping

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South

Sunday
02/26
SW+SSW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Holding
12 sec
Monday
02/27
SW+SSW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Holding
.3' 15s
Tuesday
02/28
S-SW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Holding
long period trace swell
Wednesday
03/01
S-SE
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Rising
.5' 15s
Thursday
03/02
S-SE
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Rising
1' 15s
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east

Sunday
02/26
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding

Monday
02/27
E-NE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising

Tuesday
02/28
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Holding

Wednesday
03/01
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Holding

Thursday
03/02
E-NE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Dropping

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Current Swells:

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Marine Warnings:

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Sailing Report:

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Diving Report:

Oahu

Maui

Kauai

Big Island

Weather

Surf Advisory and Warning Criteria
Location/shoreline Advisory Warning
North-Facing Shores- 15 Feet faces (8' Local) 25 Feet faces (15' local)
West-Facing Shores - 12 Feet (7' local) 20 Feet (12' local)
West-Facing- Big Is.- 8 Feet (4'+ local) 12 Feet (7' local)
South-Facing Shores- 8 Feet (4'+ local) 15 Feet (8' local)
East-Facing Shores- 8 Feet (4'+ local) 15 Feet (8' local)

Big Picture

BIG PICTURE Sunday 2/26/17

NPAC
There’s a huge High encompassing the central to east pacific blocking the Jet. The Jet has been somewhat quite for Feb with plenty blocking High pressure lingering NW to ENE. The ridging has recently kept the Lows from getting closer for those warning levels events. This weekend into the upcoming workweek of the 27th the jet pushes hard and is decently consolidated nosing to just before the 180 dateline. By Sunday the 5th of March this large upper air current goes from Japan to our longitude but the strongest 180kt winds are still 1500 miles off.

#1 Recently, we had some fun 5-7’ average NW surf at 15 sec. Saturday was the peak and trades were lite tho’ from the NE tilt. The Low was large and wintery with 30’ seas but stayed up near the Kurils where it occluded some before sliding toward the west Aleutians. This allowed for a wide long fetch and thus a longer than normal run of surf. Sunday should still have the isolated 6’ sets but most spots will see 3-5’

Up next, #2 is a NNE swell Sunday nite of 5’ open ocean at 12sec. This should pump up prime refracting reefs to near 5’ on Monday with many spots only hitting 3’. The system spun Sunday about 1000 miles to our NNE sending plenty of its energy to our NW.

#3 We might see a small 3’ hopefully higher spring-like WNW Tuesday. The complex storm was near the Kurils Friday the 24th with a NE track and short distant fetch on its west flank. It will drop to barely 3’ Wednesday…

#4 Last in the line up:
We have to wait a few days before the next real swell and even here the chances are only 65%.
Model hint of a system spawning on the dateline only 1200 miles to our NW Friday the 3rd. It’s ‘acting up’ with a North track toward the west Aleutians. Still, a gale fetch on its West flank nears to under 500miles from us. The proximity may allow for some size if the Low performs. The period should be 12sec and surf should build second half of Saturday March 4th. Surf may reach 4’ for the eve sesh. Then pending model fantasy fulfillment surf could peak at almost 10’ Sunday with 7’ surf Monday.
After this it looks lame with only short period surf into mid-march.

SPAC
The Jet down under is not doing much until our last days of Feb. Then the southern branch consolidates from under Australia to over 600 miles east of NZL. It weaken but regroups by Friday the 3rd. Sure enough, this proves to help create a couple out of season south swells.

Recently, it’s been lame. 0-1.5’ with maybe a couple trade wrap days of 2’.

Up first, an ENE tracking gale Low far to the east of NZL gathers strength Tuesday the 28th.
Models suggest just over 1’ of 15 sec South swell to reach us Tuesday the 7th. We will likely see solid 2’ sets from the S to SSW peak Wed. the 8th.

Last but not least, #2: A powerful Austral winter caliber storm with over 30’ is tracking East under the Taz Thursday March 2nd. When it reaches the SE of NZL Sat. the 4th it has a NE track with a captured fetch. Models may even stick by the potential for reinforcement Sunday March 5th.
If all goes well, 18sec forerunners pop early March 10th and Saturday should have 3’ surf at 16sec from the SSW. This size will linger Sunday and Monday with a chance of 1’ overhead at top reefs.

Trade Swell
#1 Trade Wind and NE swell has been fairly strong until this weekend of the 25th. Winds weakened and periods lowered to 8 sec. Monday nite, Winds get a SE-S flow into Thursday perfect for NW shores. Still some close upstream east trades keep us at 2’ minimum. The atmosphere will trend toward unstable on Monday from a mid to upper level trough edging closer to the islands. High clouds and deep tropical moisture will approach from the south. Moist, unstable conditions prevail Tuesday into Wednesday, raising the possibility of flash flooding.

The Tropics
So far they’re nothing forecasted on Hawaii for the next week or so.




Surf Advisory and Warning Criteria
Location/shoreline Advisory Warning
North-Facing Shores- 15 Feet faces (8' Local) 25 Feet faces (15' local)
West-Facing Shores - 12 Feet (7' local) 20 Feet (12' local)
West-Facing- Big Is. - 8 Feet (4'+ local) 12 Feet (7' local)
East-Facing Shores- 8 Feet (4+ local) 15 Feet (8’ local)

Tropical Storm - winds 39-73 mph (34-63 kt)
Category 1 - winds 74-95 mph (64-82 kt)
Category 2 - winds 96-110 mph (83-95 kt)
Category 3 - winds 111-130 mph (96-113 kt)
Category 4 - winds 131-155 mph (114-135 kt)
Category 5 - winds 156 mph and up (135+ kt)

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